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Dr CHEN, Gaowei

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Dr CHEN, Gaowei


BEng (Xi'an Jiaotong), MPhil (Peking U), PhD (CUHK)

Assistant Professor

Division of Learning, Development and Diversity

Tel: (852) 3917 7610

Location: Room 513, Meng Wah Complex

Areas of Expertise:

Computer supported collaborative learning; Classroom processes; Learning analytics; Quantitative research methods; Technology supported teacher learning; Mathematics education

Areas of Expertise

Teaching Areas:
Research methods; Educational statistics and measurement; Educational psychology in the classroom

Research Interests:
Computer supported collaborative learning; Classroom processes; Learning analytics; Quantitative research methods; Technology supported teacher learning; Mathematics education

  • Analytics-supported collaborative learning: Impact on students of different cognitive abilities and from different socioeconomic backgrounds. HKD 77,570. HKU Seed Funding, #201611159070 (2017-2018). [as PI]
  • The development of students’ interactive and constructive engagement in the mathematics classroom. HKD 29,700. Faculty Research Fund, Faculty of Education, HKU (2017). [as PI]
  • Technology-supported teacher learning about effective classroom talk: Impact on students’ participation and achievement in mathematics. HKD 679,000. RGC Early Career Scheme (ECS), #27606915. (2016-2018) [as PI]
  • Facilitating knowledge exchange and coaching: An online Research Methods consultation platform. HKD 246,651. Dean’s Innovation Fund, Faculty of Education, HKU, #6010059. (2015-2017) [as PI]
  • Supporting teacher learning of classroom talk: An analytics-supported reflection approach. HKD 118,804. HKU Seed Funding, #201409159007. (2015-2016) [as PI]
  • Introducing virtual reality techniques into learning and teaching of physical geography in Hong Kong secondary schools. HKD 292,560. PI: Morris Siu-yung Jong. EDB. (2016-2017). [as Co-I]
  • Unraveling the role of community service in adolescent identity formation. HKD 242,000. PI: Huixuan Xu. RGC General Research Fund (GRF), #18603515. (2015-2017). [as Co-I]
  • Emotional labor in teaching and its relationship to teacher efficacy and psychological well-being. HKD 433,494. PI: Hongbiao Yin. RGC General Research Fund (GRF), #14413314. (2014-2017). [as Co-I] 
  • Empowering teachers through VideoReview. USD 2,295,981. PI: Susan Doubler. National Science Foundation (NSF), Discovery Research K-12 Award #1415898, (2014-2018). [as Advisory Board Member]
  • Chen, G., & Chiu, M. M. (in press). Discussion processes in online forums. In M. Khosrow-Pour (ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Kong, X. T. R., Chen, G., Huang, G. Q., Yang, B. Y., & Luo, H. (in press). Ubiquitous auction learning system with TELD (teaching by examples and learning by doing) approach: A quasi-experimental study. Computers & Education.
  • Wang, Z., & Chen, G. (in press). Discourse performance in L2 task repetition. In M. Bygate (ed.), Task-Based Language Teaching Series. John Benjamins Publishers, Amsterdam.
  • Datu, J. A. D., Yuen, M., & Chen, G. (in press). Development and validation of the triarchic model of grit scale: Evidence from Filipino undergraduate students. Personality and Individual Differences
  • Zhoc, K. C., & Chen, G. (2016). Reliability and validity evidence for the Self-Directed Learning Scale (SDLS). Learning and Individual Differences, 49, 245-250.
  • Datu, J. A. D., Yuen, M., & Chen, G. (2016). Exploring determination for long-term goals in a collectivist context: A qualitative study. Current Psychology, 1-9.
  • Datu, J. A. D., Yuen, M., & Chen, G. (2016). Grit and determination: A review of literature with implications for theory and research. Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 1-9.
  • Chen, G., Clarke, S. N., & Resnick, L. B. (2015). Classroom discourse analyzer (CDA): A discourse analytic tool for teachers. Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning, 10(2), 85-105.
  • Shang, J. J., Jong, M. S. Y., & Chen, G. (2015). Learning sciences: Promoting In-depth Reform of Education. China Educational Technology, 6-13. (in Chinese)
  • Zhang, J., Yuen, M., & Chen, G. (2015). Career-related parental support for vocational school students in China. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling37(4), 346-354.
  • Lo, Y. Y., & Chen, G. (2015). Exploring academically productive talk in L1 and L2-medium classrooms. In Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, AREA 2015.
  • Chen, G., & Chiu, M. M. (2014). Learning processes during online discussions. In M. Khosrow-Pour (ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (pp. 2544-2554). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 
  • Chiu, M. M., & Chen, G. (2014). Collectivism. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, & G. J. Golson (Eds.), The social history of the American family (pp. 254-256). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Chiu, M. M., Molenaar, I., Chen, G., Wise, A., & Fyjita, N. (2013). Micro-analysis of collaborative processes that facilitate productive online discussions: Statistical discourse analyses in three studies. In E. Barbera & P. Reimann (Eds.), Assessment and Evaluation of Time Factors in Online Teaching and Learning (pp. 232-263). IGI Global.
  • Chiu, M. M. & Chen, G. (2013). Statistical discourse analysis: Testing hypotheses with large datasets of electronic discourse. In H. L. Lim & F. Sudweeks (Eds.), Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis (pp. 285-303). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Clarke, S. N., Chen, G., Stainton, C., Katz, S., Greeno, J. G., & Resnick, L. B. et al. (2013). The impact of CSCL beyond the online environment. Proceedings of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2013). Madison, WI, USA.
  • Chen, G., Chiu, M. M., & Wang, Z. (2012). Predicting social cues during online mathematics discussions: Effects of evaluations and knowledge content. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(4), 1497-1509.
  • Chen, G., Chiu, M. M., & Wang, Z. (2012). Social metacognition and the creation of correct, new ideas: A statistical discourse analysis. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(3), 868-880.
  • Chen, G., Chiu, M. M., & Wang, Z. (2011). Social cues in asynchronous discussions. In H. Spada, G. Stahl, N. Miyake, & N. Law (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (pp. 776-780). Hong Kong: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Chen, G., Chiu, M. M., & Wang, Z. (2010). Group micro-creativity in online discussions. In K. Gomez, L. Lyons, & J. Radinsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9thInternational Conference of the Learning Sciences, volume 1 (pp. 357-364). Chicago, IL: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Chen, G., & Chiu, M. M. (2008). Online discussion processes: Effects of earlier messages' evaluations, knowledge content, social cues and personal information on later messages. Computers & Education, 50(3), 678-692.
  • Chen, G., & Chiu, M. M. (2008). Computer mediated discussions.  In P. A. Kirschner, F. Prins, V. Jonker, & G. Kanselaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (Vol. 1, pp. 128-135). Utrecht, The Netherlands: ISLS.
  • Chen, G., & Chiu, M. M. (2007). Effects of previous messages’ evaluations, knowledge content, social cues and personal information on the current message during online discussion. In C. A. Chinn, G. Erkens, & S. Puntambekar  (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (pp. 135-137). New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
  • Chen, G. (2005). Online discussion processes. In M. Grandbastien (Ed.), Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (pp. 27-32). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: University of Amsterdam.
  • Chen, G. (2004). Online discussion in an independent academic BBS forum: Two case studies. Educational Research Journal, 19(2), 281-305.
Professional Community Services
  • Service to the Faculty/University/community

o Quantitative Research Methods consultant, 2014-present 

Acting director, EdD programme, Aug-Dec, 2015

o  Faculty Research Ethics Committee, 2015-present

o  Faculty IT Committee, 2016-present

  • Service to professional societies/government bodies

o Chair, Division of Learning Analysis, Assessment, and Artificial Intelligence in Education, the 21th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2017)

o Programme committee member, Track of Technology-Enhanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education, 17th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2017)  

Co-chair, Division of Learning Analysis and Assessment, GCCCE2016

Co-organizer, Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI), Hong Kong, 2014

Reviewer for the Journal of the Learning Sciences, International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Computers & Education, Computers in Human Behavior, Dialogic Pedagogy Journal, Internet and Higher Education, Journal of Computers in Education, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Journal of Educational Technology & Society

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